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Aug. 20, 2013IA |  By: AP

Escaped Inmate Killed UPDATE

Authorities say an escaped inmate suspected of shooting a southwest Iowa sheriff's deputy has been killed by a homeowner who said the armed man broke into his house. The Iowa Department of Public Safety announced that Rodney Long was shot to death early Tuesday. No one else was seriously injured in the shooting in Bedford. Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation Special Agent Mitch Mortveldt says 71-year-old Jerome Mauderly shot Long with a shotgun in the kitchen. In a press conference earlier today Mortveldt said one of the first things Long did was disable the phones.

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Long broke into their home around 10:15 Monday night. Shortly after 2 a.m. Karen Mauderly called 911 to tell authorities her husband had shot Long. Authorities had been searching for Long since Sunday night, when the fugitive shot and wounded a deputy.